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Why Is Biodiversity Important – A Primer


Any number of people want to know “Why is biodiversity important?” One answer is that is important because it represents the almost infinite variety of plant and animal life, and the variety of the types of Earth’s ecosystems that support life as we know it. It enables humans to survive in what would be otherwise […]

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Values Of Biodiversity – A Complex Subject


The values of biodiversity are different to different people and groups. A megacorporation’s definition of the values of biodiversity is bound to differ from those of an environmental group. In turn, their perception of the values of biodiversity are bound to differ from those of governmental agencies charged with protecting our resources while promoting development. […]

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The Importance Of Biodiversity


There is no question as toe of biodiversity the importance of biodiversity. Without it, we would be much poorer in many ways. While overwhelming, the question of the importance of can be brought into focus by looking at how we value people. Supposed a beloved relative or friend moves or dies. We look at the […]

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Measures To Preserve Biodiversity


Measures to preserve biodiversity are not necessarily huge steps that must be enacted by governments or consumer protection agencies. Everyone, at least in our society, can take small steps toward a more green-friendly, sustainable lifestyle. Even city dwellers can take small measures to preserve biodiversity. Things like using a ceiling fan rather than an air-conditioner, […]

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How To Define Biodiversity


How to define biodiversity changes with who is doing the defining. Environmentalists might define biodiversity as the total of all plant and animal life (excluding humans) of the planet, and the planet itself – the air, water and land that supports animal and plant life. A scientist might add humans to the animal life considered […]

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What The Loss Of Biodiversity Really Means To Us


There has been a rapid loss of biodiversity due to the huge increase in populations and the ongoing consumption of natural resources to support those increased numbers of people. This has caused a vast depletion and/or loss of the goods and services on which we depend for sustenance. There are many reasons the loss of […]

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Can A Real, Comprehensive Definition Of Biodiversity Be Found


Any realistic, workable definition of biodiversity must take multiple factors into account, because biodiversity covers so much of what we know as life. A good definition of biodiversity must not only take into account that biodiversity covers the air, land and water of Earth and all the animal and plant life thereof. It must take […]

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Biodiversity Hotspot – Cool Name For A Hot Topic


Almost every region of the world has at least one biodiversity hotspot, with a globe wide total of 34 biodiversity hotspots to date. These hotspots contain our richest biological treasures, but are the most at risk from human and natural abuses. A biodiversity hotspot is an area that is particularly rich in plant and animal […]

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Is True Biodiversity Conservation A Real Goal?


Biodiversity conservation is one of the most important issues we face today. If we do not take steps to prevent further losses of our natural resources, we will not be able to sustain life as we know it. Given the importance of biodiversity conservation, it would seem that every government on the planet would have […]

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Everybody Talks About Biodiversity – But Are We Doing Anything About It?


Biodiversity is one of “those” terms. Everyone thinks they know what it means, but asked to define it, they often can only do so in the broadest, most general terms. If you don’t know what something is though, there is nothing you can do to protect it. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, biodiversity […]

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